Sunday, July 31, 2011

The Dalai Lama and the proximity to the CIA


He is the epitome of wisdom and gentleness. But apparently the Dalai Lama knew more about the support of violent resistance in Tibet by the U.S. Secret Service, as he has previously admitted. Even money flowed to him.

The Dalai Lama, the spiritual leader of Tibetans, has maintained the image of a moral authority in the world for decades,but his image of being pacifist is now threatened to collapse, because a new documentary about the American CIA in Tibet reveals that the highest Tibetans apparently knew more about the support of the American intelligence for violent resistance struggle of the Tibetans in China, than he has so far admitted.

Filmmaker Lisa Cathey has interviewed a CIA veteran who reported on a meeting with the Dalai Lama in 1964. The film, based on interviews with a total of 30 former secret service agents should appear in a few months. Parts of it, however, are already published on the website According to reports, the "Sueddeutsche Zeitung" and the TV magazine "Panorama" documents show that the U.S. government the CIA was the Nobel Peace significantly closer than previously known.
The Chinese government is likely to swirl around the CIA connections of the Dalai Lama to be more than right. Beijing is the fascination of the world's top Tibetans have long been a thorn in the side.
Journalists rely on documents of American government, which was released a few years ago, but have not been evaluated media. Accordingly, the Tibet-based program of the CIA to agreements the U.S. government and the Dalai Lama from the years 1951 and 1965. The first contact was by representatives of the Dalai Lama on the U.S. embassy in the Indian capital New Delhi and the U.S. consulate opened in Calcutta.

Also a brother of the Dalai Lama was then auditioned for the U.S. government. Go to the contacts it is explicitly for military assistance. According to the "Süddeutsche Zeitung", the Dalai Lama was in 1958 at the latest information on the education of Tibetan paramilitary fighters by the CIA. This is apparent from an interview that the religious leaders had been a reporter for over a decade ago.
Brand new allegations are not. Already known is that the CIA support for the militant Tibetans has been terminated early 70s, after the government had taken Nixon established diplomatic relations with China. In the late 90's had some books and movies, the connections between the CIA and the Dalai Lama-rayed. In his autobiography of 1991 he had written about the contacts of his brothers to the CIA: "My brothers thought it wise to keep this information from me."

In 1998, a spokesman for the Tibetan government in exile told the newspaper "New York Times" admitted that they did in the 60s will receive $ 1.7 million annually from the CIA. With the money, the training of guerrilla fighters and the conduct of military operations had been financed. Reports, the Dalai Lama have personally received $ 180,000 annually, the spokesman pointed back then though. The "Sueddeutsche Zeitung" encountered during their research but to CIA documents to declare the transfer of this sum as "cash assistance for the Dalai Lama."

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  1. It was translated by Google Translator, but maybe if I took it sentence my sentence, it might translate late better.

    Great blogs that you have.

  2. It remains untranslatable by me since I do not know German. Perhaps people can get the gist of it.